MK1 Rabbit / Caddy silver 1.9l turbo diesel 5 speed

1982 Volkswagen Rabbit

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Rabbit 1982

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Lafayette, California, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Rabbit
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1982
Mileage: 138602
VIN: 1V1KG017XCV072463
Engine size: 1.9L Turbo Diesel
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1982 MK1 Rabbit / Caddy pickup truck. 1.9l Turbo Diesel 5 SpeedCalifornia registered(current tags paid) / Pink Slip in handClean / Clear title (Commercial Vehicle)
Where to start on this one? I bought this truck 10yrs ago from the second owner.Over the years I went through a careful hobby restoration project. As a new father our family has outgrown this vehicle. It was a fun journey working on this MK1 Volkswagen, however it's time to move on to the next one.
The Following work /parts labor on this truck include:Base coat/clear coat original silver color repainted (cosmetically this truck is 8 out of 10) There are small paint scratches in various places. Truck had bed-liner sprayed on however its starting to chip away and peel off (not the best bed-liner)Truck is Rust Free and lived it's life in California.Suspension has been rebuilt to stock specs. Urethane bushings in front along with stock Moog springs/ Bilstein HD StrutsK-Bar front suspension brace/support added along with sway bar (front)Tires are new Firestone 185/55r15 mounted on Corrado G60 European steel wheelsFront brake calipers are GTI Spec with new rotors and pads, Rear brakes are stock new shoes/drums.
All rubber brake lines replaced'CV Joints are new and recently replaced along with all around new wheel bearingsInterior has had extensive sound deadening done on floor pan/doors & headliner.Mk1 Cabriolet dash installed factory Black along with MK1 Jetta salt/pepper door panels.Recarro MK1 Electric seats, new headliner, and original Volkswagen carpet.New front windshield and back sliding window, installed with all new OEM rubberAll window channel rubber replaced with new material, door locks, latches, handles etc1.9l 1Y w/AAZ Head Turbo Diesel Engine ARP Cylinder Head studs installed along with fresh engine rebuild/ rings bearings gaskets etc.When possible all engine vehicle parts where replaced with OEM German parts90 Amp serpentine alternator with one way clutch installed.New starter/Water Pump/Oil Pump/Timing Belt/Clutch installed5 Speed freeway geared manual transmission (low RPM at highway speeds) along with new clutch injection pump recently rebuilt by "Giles" In Canada
This truck comes with a extra parts included in the pictures:Bentley Manual, and original owners manual1984 GTI front spoiler OEM, i never got around to installing this4- 14'' Audi 5000 wheels/tires good treadExtra tailgateOriginal Turbo from the engine I purchased (cam from Japan) Turbo has been rebuiltMany other parts in boxes, included in this sale
The good and the not so good.This truck is fun to drive and has had many hours of time restoring this to the best of my ability. Headlight wiring for example has been wired new with a fuse and relay, it's a know problem these vintage vehicle having poor electrical issues and dim lighting. Headlight on a relay fixes this problem.

The one main issue I need to disclose is that this truck has too much black smoke?, Maybe the pump is turned up too much? I'm not sure. Also it is burning oil, and i do not know why. No leaks on the ground at all.
Starts up and drives easily, and the cooling system is solid.I suspect the turbo seals?
Low miles on the engine rebuild, new rings, all gaskets, seals replaced. Inter-cooler was added to improve performance durability. Pyrometer is also installed along with analog oil pressure/boost gauge. Boost is always below 10psi.
At this point i have had my fun with this vehicle and would like to see it go to another Volkswagen enthusiast.All sales are Final this is being sold As-is there are no returns. A vehicle of this vintage needs care and attention, this is NOT a Honda Civic.

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